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Baxter’s Fifteenth Sustainability Report Highlights Commitment to Innovative Programs and Sustainable Design

DEERFIELD, Ill., June 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX) today issued its 15th annual Sustainability Report, available at http://sustainability.baxter.com, detailing the company’s progress creating social, environmental and economic value by addressing the needs of stakeholders worldwide.

“Baxter’s vitality as a healthcare enterprise, and our ability to deliver on our commitments to our stakeholders, depends on our embrace of the new,” said Robert L. Parkinson, Jr., Baxter’s chairman and chief executive officer. “This includes not only the scientific innovations that define our service to patients and caretakers; it also encompasses new ways of doing business that advance our goals as a publicly traded company and global corporate citizen.” Continue reading

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Hyundai To Donate $500K To Red Cross To Support Sandy Relief

COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 6, 2012 /3BL Media/PRNewswire/ – Hyundai Motor America today announced a $500,000 donation to the American Red Cross to support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

“The devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy has created enormous loss and challenges for millions in the storm’s wake,” said John Krafcik, President and CEO, Hyundai Motor America. “We know how important the relief efforts of the Red Cross are and hope that our donation can make a difference in helping those still recovering from the extraordinary impact of this storm.”

As the Red Cross continues its massive relief operations, Hyundai is also encouraging its employees, dealer network and vendor partners to volunteer or provide additional support.

To learn more about how you can help those affected by Hurricane Sandy, please visit www.redcross.org. Continue reading

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Nestle Waters North America Sending 5.4 Million Bottles of Water for Hurricane Sandy Victims

STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 3, 2012 /3BL Media / PRNewswire/ — More than five million bottles of water will be arriving this weekend and early next week in New York and New Jersey communities hard hit by Hurricane Sandy. Approximately 100 trucks will be converging on the region from Nestle Waters North America (NWNA) plants in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Texas and Maine, where employees are working tirelessly to meet the acute needs of storm victims. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New York Office of Emergency Management made the request for bottled water to meet immediate need in the region.

Nestle Waters North America is also donating 200,000 bottles of Poland Spring® water that had been designated for the NYC Marathon. With that event now cancelled, all of that bottled water is being turned over to relief agencies. This brings total bottled water donations by NWNA to more than 775,000 bottles, most of which have by distributed through disaster relief partners AmeriCares and The American Red Cross.

For example, the Red Cross is using bottles of Nestle® Pure Life® purified water sent to its Somerset, New Jersey warehouse to provide assistance to people in shelters and communities in that region facing disruptions in municipal water supplies. AmeriCares has received donations of Deer Park® water to be distributed to The Salvation Army for Nassau County on Long Island, and Nestle® Pure Life® to help residents of New York City housing projects. Continue reading

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UN Global Compact CEO Water Mandate Launches Global Water Action Hub

(3BL Media) Stockholm – August 29, 2012 – The UN Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate initiative today announced the launch of a global Water Action Hub – the world’s first on-line platform to unite companies, governments, NGOs, and other stakeholders on a range of critical water projects in specific river basins around the planet.

The launch of the Water Action Hub was accompanied by the release of a beta version of the CEO Water Mandate’s Guide to Water-Related Collective Action, which provides a step-by-step approach to water-resource-related collective action.

The launch of the Water Action Hub and the Guide took place at the CEO Water Mandate’s ninth working conference during World Water Week in Stockholm.

“Given the scale of water challenges, there is a need for organized and readily accessible information to help businesses understand their options for collective action on water issues, particularly whom they can work with in a particular region of interest,” said Gavin Power, Deputy Director of the UN Global Compact, and Head of the CEO Water Mandate. “The Water Action Hub is designed to help companies and other organizations more effectively understand which stakeholders are active in particular river basins and any relevant water-related initiatives these stakeholders are undertaking. It is potentially transformational.” Continue reading

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GE Surpasses $1 Billion in Infrastructure Sales from Olympic Games

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GE, a worldwide partner of the Olympic Games, today announced it has exceeded $1 billion in infrastructure sales over the past four Olympic Games. Since 2006, GE has worked closely with host countries, cities and organizing committees to provide infrastructure solutions for Olympic Games venues, health centers and surrounding commercial buildings. The technology provided aims to support the organizing committees’ goals of building sustainable Olympic Games that improve the host city and provide state-of-the-art healthcare for Olympic athletes.

“GE partners closely with host cities to deliver a variety of critical healthcare, energy, power, water, lighting and transportation solutions for the Olympic Games,” said Jeff Immelt, chairman & CEO, GE. “Hosting the Games is a transformational opportunity for every city and we are committed to work with the IOC and local Organizing Committees in Russia, Brazil and Korea to deliver advanced infrastructure solutions to help create a sustainable Olympic legacy for future generations.” Continue reading

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One World One Ocean’s first film presentation “To The Arctic 3D”

One World One Ocean’s first film presentation, To The Arctic 3D, will premiere in select IMAX theatres April 20!

The film, a co-production of MacGillivray Freeman Films, Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX, features groundbreaking footage of a mother polar bear struggling to raise her cubs as the sea ice they depend on disappears. Some of the most intimate scenes of a polar bear family ever captured give a stunning glimpse into the lives of these iconic animals.

The adventure documentary, directed by two-time Oscar nominee Greg MacGillivray and narrated by three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep, was filmed entirely in 3D IMAX for giant-screens. Continue reading

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Frack Water Market to Grow Nine-fold to $9 Billion in 2020

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” – the use of high pressure water to help extract previously inaccessible shale gas – eager to replicate its success outside the U.S., the market for water treatment will grow nine-fold to $9 billion in 2020. This expansion will spur technology innovation and novel thinking about water disposal and reuse, but the field is rapidly growing overcrowded, creating significant risk for new entrants, Lux Research said in a report.

“Fracking represents a significant water treatment challenge – hydrocarbons, heavy metals, scalants, microbes, and salts in produced and flowback water from shale gas wells represent a water treatment challenge on par with the most difficult industrial wastewaters”

Fracking requires between 4,000 m3 and over 22,000 m3 (25,000 bbl to 140,000 bbl) of water per well and produces toxin-laced brine that can be more than six times as salty as the sea. Its growth has energized the water industry, inspiring a bumper crop of new water treatment startups vying to treat the highly challenging flowback water. Continue reading

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Whole Foods Market® to stop selling red-rated seafood

Becomes first national grocer to eliminate red-rated, wild-caught species from fish counters, meets seafood sustainability goal one year early ‘Fishmonger Face-Off’ contest to highlight team members’ skill and knowledge while educating shoppers on responsibly caught seafood

NEW YORK (March 30, 2012) – Beginning this Earth Day (April 22), Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) will no longer carry red-rated wild-caught fish in its seafood departments. The move, which comes one year ahead of the company’s self-imposed deadline of Earth Day 2013, makes Whole Foods Market the first national grocer to stop selling red-rated seafood.

A red rating indicates that a species is suffering from overfishing or that current fishing methods harm other marine life or habitats; the ratings are determined by nonprofit research organizations Blue Ocean Institute and Monterey Bay Aquarium. Continue reading

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